|Jacqueline Novogratz: Inspiring a life of immersion - TED.com|
We each want to live a life of purpose, but where to start? In this luminous, wide-ranging talk, Jacqueline Novogratz introduces us to people she's met in her work in "patient capital" -- people who have immersed themselves in a cause, a community, a passion for justice. These human stories carry powerful moments of inspiration.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; culture; economics; global issues; investment; 2010
|Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Want to help Africa? Do business here - TED.com|
We know the negative images of Africa -- famine and disease, conflict and corruption. But, says Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, there's another, less-told story happening in many African nations: one of reform, economic growth and business opportunity.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; Africa; Featured; business; corruption; global issues; investment; women; 2007
|Sasa Vucinic invests in free press - TED.com|
A free press -- papers, magazines, radio, TV, blogs -- is the backbone of any true democracy (and a vital watchdog on business). Sasa Vucinic, a journalist from Belgrade, talks about his new fund, which supports media by selling "free press bonds."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; business; culture; global issues; investment; media; philanthropy; 2005
|David S. Rose on pitching to VCs - TED.com|
Thinking startup? David S. Rose's rapid-fire TED U talk on pitching to a venture capitalist tells you the 10 things you need to know about yourself -- and prove to a VC -- before you fire up your slideshow.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; business; invention; investment; presentation; technology; 2007
|John Doerr sees salvation and profit in greentech - TED.com|
"I don't think we're going to make it," John Doerr says in an emotional talk about climate change and investment. To create a world fit for his daughter to live in, he says, we need to invest now in clean, green energy.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; climate change; environment; global issues; green; investment; sustainability; technology; TED2007; 2007
|Andrew Mwenda takes a new look at Africa - TED.com|
In this provocative talk, journalist Andrew Mwenda asks us to reframe the "African question" -- to look beyond the media's stories of poverty, civil war and helplessness and see the opportunities for creating wealth and happiness throughout the continent.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; Africa; business; development; global issues; investment; philanthropy; politics; technology; 2007
|Mariana Mazzucato: Government -- investor, risk-taker, innovator - TED.com|
Why doesn’t the government just get out of the way and let the private sector -- the “real revolutionaries” -- innovate? It’s rhetoric you hear everywhere, and Mariana Mazzucato wants to dispel it. In an energetic talk, she shows how the state -- which many see as a slow, hunkering behemoth -- is really one of our most exciting risk-takers and market-shapers.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; economics; finance; government; innovation; investment; technology; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Chris McKnett: The investment logic for sustainability - TED.com|
Sustainability is pretty clearly one of the world's most important goals; but what groups can really make environmental progress in leaps and bounds? Chris McKnett makes the case that it's large institutional investors. He shows how strong financial data isn't enough, and reveals why investors need to look at a company's environmental, social and governance structures, too.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; finance; investment; sustainability; TED@State Street; 2012
|Euvin Naidoo on investing in Africa - TED.com|
South African investment banker Euvin Naidoo explains why investing in Africa can make great business sense.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; Africa; business; entrepreneur; global issues; investment; 2007
|Jacqueline Novogratz on patient capitalism - TED.com|
Jacqueline Novogratz shares stories of how "patient capital" can bring sustainable jobs, goods, services -- and dignity -- to the world's poorest.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; Africa; business; development; global issues; investment; medicine; philanthropy; poverty; women; 2007
|Joi Ito: Want to innovate? Become a "now-ist" - TED.com|
“Remember before the internet?” asks Joi Ito. “Remember when people used to try to predict the future?” In this engaging talk, the head of the MIT Media Lab skips the future predictions and instead shares a new approach to creating in the moment: building quickly and improving constantly, without waiting for permission or for proof that you have the right idea. This kind of bottom-up innovation is seen in the most fascinating, futuristic projects emerging today, and it starts, he says, w...
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; innovation; investment; science; technology; telecom; TED2014; 2014
|Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on aid versus trade - TED.com|
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the former finance minister of Nigeria, sums up four days of intense discussion on aid versus trade on the closing day of TEDGlobal 2007, and shares a personal story explaining her own commitment to this cause.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; Africa; development; economics; entrepreneur; global issues; health care; investment; philanthropy; women; 2007
|Ashraf Ghani on rebuilding broken states - TED.com|
Ashraf Ghani's passionate and powerful 10-minute talk, emphasizing the necessity of both economic investment and design ingenuity to rebuild broken states, is followed by a conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson on the future of Afghanistan.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; bottom-up; business; corruption; culture; development; economics; entrepreneur; global issues; investment; military; philanthropy; poverty; state-building; third world; 2005
|Jacqueline Novogratz invests in Africa's own solutions - TED.com|
Jacqueline Novogratz applauds the world's heightened interest in Africa and poverty, but argues persuasively for a new approach.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; Africa; bottom-up; business; culture; development; entrepreneur; global issues; investment; microfinance; philanthropy; poverty; social change; women; 2005
|Iqbal Quadir says mobiles fight poverty - TED.com|
Iqbal Quadir tells how his experiences as a kid in poor Bangladesh, and later as a banker in New York, led him to start a mobile phone operator connecting 80 million rural Bangladeshi -- and to become a champion of bottom-up development.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; alternative energy; business; communication; culture; development; global issues; invention; investment; microfinance; poverty; technology; telecom; third world; transportation; 2005